Thursday Two Questions #34

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I am not a fast commenter. Meaning it is rare that I just drop you a couple of words and run. I like do read the post and try to respond with a little emotion if at all possible. Sometimes I might be in a hurry and scan through the paragraphs, but nevertheless, I have not "ever" post a two word comment. If I did it might have been in the early days, when I just started blogging and didn't know what to say.

I am just curious as to what your preference is for the comment section. I find that the pop up comment form from Blogger is a much better way for your readers to comment. Not the ones that I have to scroll down to Timbuktu, because it take a lot of time to scroll and look for where the window to post is. And that leads me to:

Here are Self Sagacity's Thursday Two Questions #34

1) Which form on blogger do you like to post your comments on? Pop-up window or on the post itself?

2) Have you ever consider changing to a different comment form, like Disqus? I don't know of other ligament ones without a hacking code.
YES, YES, YES. I want the ones I can reply to right underneath the comments.

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  1. 1) For blogger, I like the pop up window because I can also look over the questions if I happen to forget something!

    2) I DON'T like disqus or any other form of comment since I have to fill in the form, which takes more time. If I need to reply, I go to the commenter's blog to answer because they won't come back to read it.

    I mean, really, does anyone out there come back to see what the answer is? Do tell please!!

  2. You brought up good points Icy. The pop up window is great if you have a few up. Also it is great since I have a short term memory.
    I do go back and read some questions if I have time and remember about them. I am starting to read the participants' Thursday Two Questions again, if I was interested about the subject and the information.

  3. I love the comment space right where I can immediately spot it and can still scroll up to reread the post if I lose my train of thought. Now that FaceBook has added chat I am constantly getting pop ups so I can forget what I was thinking quite easily.

  4. 1. I've never thought about it much, but I think I like comments on the post itself so I can refer back to the article and questions as I answer.
    2. No, I've never considered changing to a different comment for. No need. I like mine just fine.

  5. I'm really easy going and don't mind either way. I know that is an extremely neutral response *shrug* I guess that's just part of who I am.
    To Icy BC: I go back to check the response to my comments if I asked a question or if I KNOW I'm going to get an interesting line or two from the blog owner, I find it uplifting even.
    Have a great day :), Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

  6. 1. Either one for me is fine but I do prefer the pop up.

    2. I hate having to fill out forms when I comment.

  7. @♥~Judy~♥Yes, fast, easy and convenient. I look forward to that too.

  8. @Margaret DuarteOther than blogger style, you do have to fill in email, name and website which could be time consuming.

  9. @Poetic ShutterbugThe pop-up is nice in the way that you can move it around too. The form is a bit much to fill out. Let's hope blogger can come up with a more interactive comment form.

  10. The pop-up is my favorite. I can scroll back up and look at the post or photo as I type. I don't care for the embedded ones that have word notification. On some blogs the page bounces around and you don't realize you need to type the word so your comment doesn't stick.

    I don't like any of the ones that I have to fill out. I may or may not leave a comment on those.

  11. I like pop up window to reference back to the post itself, and despite other comment's form since it's such a chore trying to leave a comment.

  12. I like the pop up window on blogger, or the one right below the post, not the one that turn the page.

    I wouldn't opt for any other forms because they are such a bother.

  13. I think pops ups is better so I can refer back to the post.

  14. I like the one right below the post best because I like to see everything at once and have everything in one place

    The pop up is ok IF it opens to a new page where you can still see the old page behind it. I HATE when it takes you to a new page and you can't read the old post - particularly for giveaways where I am trying to remember the rules!

    Anything that requires extra work - especially CAPTCHAS - is NOT appreciated!

    Note: On Blogger Pop Ups where word verification is used, there have been problems where the word verification is cut off at the bottom of the page - meaning, your readers can't leave comments because they CAN'T type in the required word verification. Yet another good reason to get this off of one's blog!

  15. I like the pop out window..

    2nd, nope! i'm not a techie person so it will take time for me to add those comment from..i am happy with blogger platform. :P

    Joining here again..not able to join last week because I am lazy updating my blog..thanks for the invite.

  16. I set all my blogs so the comments boxes pop up. I prefer this.
    I like easy commenting. I also set my blogs to not ask for a verification code. I fight spam by setting it so that any comment made 4 days after the post will need to be approved.

    Incidentally, I've just signed up for something like ComLuv where the commenter's posts appear on my blog after their comment. Don't know if it will work, but we'll see.

  17. Heh, I'm definitely not a fast commenter, either. Sometimes I'll practically leave a short novel in the comment section because I like to respond to what was actually written, not just hit-and-run. ;)

    On Blogger, my preference is definitely the little pop-up window - that way I can have it 'hovering' as I go back to remember what it was I was going to say by reading back to what I've already read. That way my comment will (hopefully) make more sense. ;)

    When I was on Blogger, I tried both Disqus and JS-Kits - both of those turned out to be an ugly mess with people having difficulty leaving a comment, or comments disappearing completely (especially when switching back to the original comment form - all comments got wiped out completely). One of the reasons I tried both those out was to have the ability to reply to the comment to the specific person - but I've found that people don't have time to come back and check to see if there's an answer (me included) and appreciate a return comment, or answer via email if there's a specific question posed. :)

    Aloha: Mother's Day

  18. I prefer pop ups actually. It let's me refer to the post I"m commenting on.

    2. I have tried disqus before. I dont' like them. If I should take disqus off my blog, then the comments would disappear. So that is why I did take them off my blog.

    However I'd love for my comment form to be as the ones in wordpress.

  19. Off to visit the others. Happy Mother's Day!

  20. 1. I use embedded comments, which allow people to use Name/URL and still subscribe to comments. You asked about me allowing backlinks and this is the answer I gave, based on what Google has told us: Yes, I do allow backlinks. But I also delete spam immediately, no questions asked. I write for an online magazine and Google explained to us that backlinks between two related sites are very good and can improve search engine notice. The important thing is that you've got to be writing content that the search engines (or search engine users) are looking for in the first place.

    2. I don't really like those comment systems. I have used Livejournal for 10 years and it has inline commenting which means if you get 20 comments, you have to type out 20 different replies. It is hard work.


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